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Does Dorset Want An Extra County Councillor?

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12:06am 16th November 2014

We're running out of time to have our voices heard about how electoral division boundaries should be drawn up across Dorset.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England are trying to make sure the county's councillors represent a similar number of people and wants our help to do so.

In September, the Commission agreed that the council should have 46 county councillors in the future, one more than the current arrangements.

Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: "We will consider every submission we receive from local people before we draw up draft recommendations. We will then open another phase of consultation on those proposals in May 2015."

The types of questions the Commission is asking residents at this stage are:
- Do you have suggestions about where your electoral division boundaries should be?
- Which areas do you identify as your local community?
- Where do people in your area go to access local facilities such as shops and leisure activities?

Consultation responses should be sent to:

The Review Officer (Dorset)
Layden House
76-86 Turnmill Street
London EC1M 5LG

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